Brown Hat of Authentic Casentino Wool

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WN5K22010
Special Price $74.99 Regular Price $98.00
Our family of artisans keep alive the wool making techniques of their region with this hand-crafted brown hat, adorned with a hand-trimmed bow. The rough finish is achieved by brushing the wool with metal combs, and the result is exceptionally warm and water resistant quality. Back in medieval times, the peasants of the Casentino valley of Tuscany were forbidden by the Florentine wool guild from making fine, finished fabric. The wool they made for their own use had a nubby texture, which lucky for them, proved to be far warmer and more durable than anything worn by the nobles. Today, Casentino wool is considered a luxury product. (Lobster and veal were once the foods of the lower classes too!) Our stylish Casentino wool hat allows you to indulge in it's luxurious quality accompanied by the warmth and comfort it provides, making it unlike any other. Each Italian-made brown wool hat has an inner circumference measuring 22 inches. One size fits most. Handcrafted exclusively for Uno Alla Volta, from the hearts and hands of artisans.
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